charge dropped against aspiring bloc quebecois candidate who confronted trudeau

Charge dropped against aspiring Bloc Québécois candidate who confronted Trudeau

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The Crown has withdrawn a charge of obstructing a peace officer against an aspiring Bloc Québécois candidate who confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a public event last summer.Matthieu Brien had pleaded not guilty to the charge that stemmed from an altercation with Trudeau during celebrations of Quebec’s Fête nationale last June.Story continues below

READ MORE: Protester who confronted Trudeau during Fête nationale festivities pleads not guilty to obstructionThe charge was dropped and Brien was acquitted by a judge today after agreeing to a condition not to communicate privately, either directly or indirectly, with Trudeau.Brien confronted the prime minister as he was greeting citizens in a park in Trudeau’s Papineau riding and suggested the federal leader didn’t belong there on the Quebec holiday.WATCH BELOW: Justin Trudeau in Montreal for Fête nationale festivities